Going Viral Exhibition

Collective Architecture, Glasgow, 2012


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Going Viral is an innovative art-science project. It is the culmination of a collaborative programme of work undertaken by five artists, one architect and four immunologists

Through their joint exploration of key functions of our immune system - and the daily battles it fights - the Going Viral artists have produced artworks that consider, question, interpret and present the immunology they have researched.

Going Viral begins as an exhibition comprising stories, film, sculpture, images and music. The experiences and encounters of those who visit it will spread, virus like, across real and virtual networks and will continue to grow beyond the life of the exhibition.

Collective Architecture designed and built an installation for the exhibition to function as a ‘host body’, a space within a space, which frames the participating artists’ interventions inside and outside the structure, embodying the collaborative processes shared between artists, immunologists and the individuals who are the subjects of the artists’ work. It is the space that bonds all these and connects them with the immunology they have explored or experienced.


  • Begun: Jun 2012
  • Completed: Jul 2012
  • Floor area: 35m2
  • Sector: Arts and culture
  • Total cost: £8,700
  • Funding: British Society of Immunology
  • Tender date: Feb 2012
  • Procurement: Appointed as designer and contractor
  • Address: Scottish Science Centre, 50 Pacific Quay, Glasgow, G51 1EA, United Kingdom

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